O'FALLON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A small child was rescued from a hot car in O'Fallon, Missouri Friday afternoon.

Authorities tell News 4 the child, who is believed to be less than two years old, was rescued from inside the car in a parking lot across the street from CarShield Field, formerly TR Hughs Ballpark.

The child was believed to be in the car from 8 a.m. until 1:40 p.m. Around 8 a.m., the temperature in O'Fallon was 76 degrees. By the time the child was found, it was 87 degrees.

"Some of the worst calls we run," said Kelly Cope with the St. Charles County Ambulance district. "It's just a terrible situation, so very emotional for the crew, very difficult for everyone involved."

The child was rushed to a hospital and was awake and alert, police said.

Investigators said the child was left in a vehilce in the 100 block of Sheriff Dierker Dr. and a family member then drove two miles to the parking lot of TR Hughes and Tom Ginnever Ave. 

Police said the family member was taken into custody. 

The investigation is on-going.

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